Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Sometimes your meal planning strategy needs to be tweaked. During the school year, my husband referees college volleyball in the fall and college lacrosse in the spring. This means that, like others in the sports industry, he works in the evenings on game days. Historically I've always planned supper meals on those days with things… Continue reading Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Enjoying The Journey · Recipes

Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

The eight members of my side of the family spent 3 full days in Pigeon Forge over Labor Day weekend (see the trip recap here). We stay together in a large condo with a full kitchen, and we prefer to eat most of our meals right there. This year we set up a shared Google… Continue reading Meal Planning for 8 People on Family Vacation {2022}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Have you heard of the "cook once, eat twice" method? It's the idea of managing your time in the kitchen so that you cook one main dish and then use it for a couple different meals. I did that with the blackened chicken recipe I love. I use this one from Skinny Taste - the… Continue reading Menu Monday + Cook Once, Eat Twice: Blackened Chicken {8.29.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Let's start with this gorgeous grilled peach salad - doesn't that look delicious? I saw this salad on a local restaurant's Instagram feed and realized I had all the ingredients I needed to put it together. This salad is simply mixed greens with Craisins, goat cheese, red onion, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. Toasted pecans would… Continue reading Menu Monday + Grilled Peach Salad and Slow Cooker Turkey Breast {8.8.22}

Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}

This week I have two new recipes that are perfect for all the delicious summer produce we're enjoying right now. My sister sent me a recipe for a BBQ chicken pizza with peaches, and I'll admit being a little skeptical about the idea. Trust me, it is delicious! The recipe linked in the menu below… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Summer Recipes {7.25.22}

Frugal Living · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

I love the convenience of grocery pickup, but at least once a month I pop into Ingles (grocery chain) at 8:00 AM and shop their marked down meat - those "meat manager specials" for things that are nearing their best by date. Recently I've purchased pork chops and a whole chicken for $.99/pound! I can… Continue reading Menu Monday + How I’m Saving Money on Meat {7.11.22}

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Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

Summer is here with a vengeance! It's been in the 90's with crazy humidity the last week, and I'm doing my usual summer routine of trying to avoid it as much as possible. I went for balance with this menu plan, giving myself 3 meals that were super simple and 3 meals that were a… Continue reading Menu Monday + Summertime Is Here {6.20.22}

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Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

I pulled out my recipe binder last week and spent some time updating it. I had quite a few recipes I'd torn out of Southern Living and Taste of Home magazines that needed to be organized into the pages. In the process, I came across a hand-written recipe card for my mom's Monster Cookies -… Continue reading Menu Monday + Monster Cookies {6.6.22}

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Menu Monday + Summer Fun In The Kitchen {5.16.22}

This is one of my favorite times of year to be in the kitchen! Paul is in his off season from refereeing sports, so he's home for supper - at the same time - pretty much every night! It's so nice to plan a menu without having to choose things that reheat well or that… Continue reading Menu Monday + Summer Fun In The Kitchen {5.16.22}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + How I Meal Plan {5.2.22}

I asked on Instagram if you all had any questions after reading my DITL post. I thought these two questions would be perfect to answer in today's Menu Monday post! How far ahead do you meal plan? Do you meal plan before the week so that you already know what is for supper? I plan… Continue reading Menu Monday + How I Meal Plan {5.2.22}